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Thank You DG Parks

Bill McAdam

Downers Grove Park District

I want to thank you and your team for helping us make  - what seemed impossible - a terrific tournament that lost only five games (due to the explosive weather Monday).
From your team pumping water on Friday to Geoff and Dan seeing the challenges we have at Whitlock was just so impressive how much your folks cared. I believe I've known this all along, but this was evidence in action!
I cannot begin to tell you how many genuinely positive and appreciative comments we received about the tournament and facilities. People knew they were playing when most others were not.
Thanks again for your support and partnership!!
Rob Rooney
Longshots Baseball

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2019 Dates

Some Dates for the 2019 Fall Season

Monday, August 12 Registration closes

Thursday, August 22- Notification about team assignments

Monday, August 26- Practices begin

Saturday, September 7- Games begin (games on Saturdays and Sundays only)

Sunday, October 13- Last day for games

New Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, North and South Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA)

In 2019 all new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark will be permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2019.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

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Many Thanks to those members that attended the annual General Membership Meeting on Sunday May 19th.

Outgoing Chairman Chris Dunn recapped the early portion of the 2019 spring season where our expanding player/coach skill development opportunities included our initial outdoor session with Sox Academy instructors. Saturday April 20 all DGYB teams ages 8-16 were on the field with Academy instructors for skill training. Feedback from those taking part has been very positive.

Chairman Dunn presented Development league president Chris MacKenna with a Life Time Achievement Award for his incredible and irreplaceable service to the community. Director MacKennas' contributions have changed youth baseball in our community forever. Too numerous to list here, a singular focus on keeping the player experience fun and parents engaged has led to strong participation that drives DGYB year after year.

Treasurer Jim Sharwarko presented an up to the minute financial recap.

Director Rob Rooney supervised an election of officers to the Executive Committee that includes a new Chairman of the Board Mr. James Tremmel. Many Thanks to Director Rooney.

Incoming Chairman Tremmel then presented outgoing Chairman Chris Dunn with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to excellence over a decade of selfless service. Chris will remain on the board as Director of Park District Relations.

Chairman Tremmel concluded the event with a pledge to continue the legacy of excellence that former Chairman Gelwicks, Sharwarko and Dunn have brought to the organization.

Please consider supporting your community by volunteering to serve the DGYB membership.

Thank You

DGYB Executive Committee